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Followers of the former Brazilian president invaded the Planalto Palace, seat of the Executive branch, and the Supreme Court this Sunday, after having previously broken into the National Congress

Followers of former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro invaded the Planalto Palace, the seat of the Executive, and the Supreme Court this Sunday after having previously invaded the National Congress in coup acts against the president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

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Supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro invaded this Sunday the Planalto Palace, the seat of the Executive, and the Supreme Court, after having previously invaded the National Congress in coup acts against Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

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Lula, who is visiting the interior of the state of Sao Paulo, was not in Brasilia on Sunday.

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Patrols of the Legislative Police, which ensures security in Congress, were attacked, and the barriers that cordoned off the headquarters of the three branches of government were destroyed by the demonstrators.

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The anti-democratic acts call for the military intervention of the Armed Forces to overthrow Lula, who assumed the Presidency a week ago, on January 1.

Supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro break into the Brazilian National Congress, in Brasilia, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro break into the Brazilian National Congress in Brasilia, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

The radical Bolsonaristas do not recognize the victory at the polls of Lula, who, in the second round of October 30, won with 50.9% of the valid votes compared to 49.1% for Bolsonaro.

A man waves the flag of Brazil as supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro demonstrate against President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, outside Brazil's National Congress in Brasilia, Brazil. December 8, 2023. REUTERS/Adriano Machado
A man waves the flag of Brazil as supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro demonstrate against President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva outside Brazil’s National Congress in Brasilia, Brazil. December 8, 2023. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

The police from the Legislature and the National Security Force, an elite group of agents from different states, fired tear gas to disperse, without success, the protesters, who carried the country’s flags, and some were armed with sticks.

Supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro storm the Planalto Palace during a demonstration against President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, in Brasilia, Brazil. January 8, 2023. REUTERS/Adriano Machado
Supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro storm the Planalto Palace during a demonstration against President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in Brasilia, Brazil. January 8, 2023. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

The Minister of Justice, Flávio Dino, who since Saturday had authorized the action of the National Security Force before the arrival in the Brazilian capital of dozens of Bolsonaro buses, said that the will of the radicals “will not prevail.”

Supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro vandalize a room in the Planalto Palace during a demonstration against President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, in Brasilia, Brazil. January 8, 2023. REUTERS/Adriano Machado
Supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro vandalize a room in the Planalto Palace during a demonstration against President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in Brasilia, Brazil. January 8, 2023. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

Immediately after the defeat at the polls on October 30, the Bolsonaristas set up camps in front of the barracks in several Brazilian cities. In many places, they have remained concentrated for two months.

Supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro demonstrate against President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, in front of the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, January 8, 2023. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
Supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro demonstrate against President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in front of the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, January 8, 2023. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
Supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro storm a building during a demonstration against President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in Brasilia, Brazil. January 8, 2023. REUTERS/Adriano Machado
Supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro storm a building during a demonstration against President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in Brasilia, Brazil. January 8, 2023. REUTERS/Adriano Machado
Bolsonarists invade the buildings of political power in Brazil
Bolsonarists invade the buildings of political power in Brazil

The acts in Brasilia sparked others in the country, including in Sao Paulo, where Avenida 23 de Maio, one of Sao Paulo’s main urban highways, was blocked by Bolsonarists, preventing the movement of cars near the Congonhas airport.